Being better informed

FS regulatory, accounting and audit bulletin

“Being better informed” is PwC Middle East's quarterly Financial Services (FS) regulatory, accounting and audit bulletin, which aims to keep you up to speed with significant developments and their implications across all the financial services sectors.

Q3, 2015

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This quarter’s edition includes:

  • Qatari regulator to grant licences to GCC banks
  • CBB updates its Handbook
  • GCC boards becoming more professional
  • Updates on latest global developments

Q2, 2015

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This quarter’s edition includes:

  • UAE Central Bank updates liquidity rules
  • DFSA updates conduct rules
  • Basel implementation progress report
  • Managing liquidity in the GCC
  • UAE Insurance Authority issues new rules

Q1, 2015

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This quarter’s edition includes:

  • Oman publishes D-SIB framework
  • DFSA changes client agreements
  • Basel delays derivative margin requirements

Q4, 2014

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This quarter’s edition includes:

  • DFSA implements LCR and leverage ratio
  • CBK introduces leverage ratio
  • CBB updates its handbooks
  • FSB postpones G-SII decision
  • BCBS consults on standardised approach

Q3, 2014

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This quarter’s edition includes:

  • DFSA new depositor protection rules
  • D-SIB framework for Qatar
  • SCA updates brokerage regulations
  • G-SII’s new capital needs 
  • Compensation practices

Q2, 2014

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This quarter’s edition includes:

  • IFSB analyses Basel III in light of Sharia compliance requirements
  • SAMA approves capital increase for insurance companies
  • CBB modifies its prudential handbooks to incorporate a number of changes
  • IMF reviews financial progress